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Red face 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Got my VIN for my 2014 Cherry Red/Brown Summit. The Summit does not come with front tow hooks! I will be towing it behind my motor home. Does anyone know if the mounting holes are still there in the frame so I can attach a "Blue Ox Base Plate Kit" for towing?
http://www.etrailer.com/Base-Plates/...eid=2013956232
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:56 PM
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Welclome to JeepGarage!! The mounting points should still be there on the summit as it is still the same frame as the other models. You'll just have to buy that and probably can have the dealer install them.
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Thanks. That's what I thought. I wanted to get some feedback from others,
since dealer didn't know.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

While the mounting points are still likely in the frame, the fascia most likely will need to be modified (cut out) to accomodate installing the towing setup...from the photos of the Summit, those spots may be covered up.
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Anyone tried to install the front hooks on the '14 Summit yet ? I want to ! Only problem is finding a nice clean looking bezel to snap into the opening I would need to dremel out of the lower grille. Wish they had "knock-outs" but I'm sure they assumed nobody would buy a Summit and want Tow Hooks. Any ideas on how to dress it up clean ? BBrowning - any updates ?
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

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Anyone tried to install the front hooks on the '14 Summit yet ? I want to ! Only problem is finding a nice clean looking bezel to snap into the opening I would need to dremel out of the lower grille. Wish they had "knock-outs" but I'm sure they assumed nobody would buy a Summit and want Tow Hooks. Any ideas on how to dress it up clean ? BBrowning - any updates ?
Picked my Cherry Red Summit on the 6th. I have purchased a Blue Ox Base kit for towing behind my motor home. It's for the 2013 models but I believe it will work for the 2014 Summit as well. I will have to modify the lower fascia to accommodate the kit. I will be doing this next month, so I will post the procedure when I'm done.
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

The skid plate and tow hooks are my two biggest concerns about getting the summit. Apparently we're not supposed to want a nice stereo when we offroad

It looks like I can just order the skid plates from mopar, but without holes for the tow hooks, I'm not sure what I will do
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Any update on this? I purchased my 14 Summit three weeks ago and was considering installing the tow hooks, but I too have no idea how it will work without the factory installed holes that are on the Overland or previous Summit models. Anyone?
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

Your gonna have to cut the lower facia grille for the hooks
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

I installed them on my '14 summit. I had to cut the facia. I cut more than i was hoping to, so added some trim to clean it up a bit. Bumper is much harder to remove but doable. Mounts are the same as all other jeeps.
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Mounts are the same as all other jeeps EXCEPT Australian models - apparently we get special GC that never get bogged, so Detroit made sure we cannot fit recovery hooks - very thoughtful of them.. Agh!
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Re: 2014 Summit no tow hooks

I cannot understand why Jeep dropped the tow hooks from the Summit. They were standard on the 2013. All I had to had was the skid plate package. Seems like anyone would tow hooks on the premium model.
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